Resident Alumni

Class of 2021


Brett Simpson, M.D., PGY 7

Bachelor of Science in Biological Science: Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
Graduate Education: M.S., Biomedical Sciences/Healthcare Administration, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science College of Health Professions, North Chicago, Illinois
Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science, North Chicago, Illinois

Class of 2020


Stephen Katzen, M.D.

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish: Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Medicine, Lubbock, Texas

Keith Kerr, M.D.

Bachelor of Arts in Biology: The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Medical School: The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas

Class of 2019


Daniel Monsivais, M.D.

Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology: University of Denver, Denver, Colorado
Medical School: The University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Galveston, Texas

Jessica Stark, M.D.

Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences/Chemistry/Psychology: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Class of 2018


Ali Turkmani, M.D.

Medical School: Damascus University, Faculty of Medicine, Damascus, Syria
Surgical Internship: American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
Residency: Neurological Surgery, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
Fellowship: Cerebrovascular, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Sebastian Villarreal, M.D.

Bachelor of Science in Biology: The University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas
Medical School: The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas

Wesley Jones, M.D.

Bachelor of Science in General Kinesiology: The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Medicine, Lubbock, Texas

Saint-Aaron Morris, M.D.

Bachelor of Science in Biology: Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas
Medical School: The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas

Class of 2017


Edward Hsu, M.D., Ph.D.

Graduate Education: Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Medical School:
Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
Current Position: Neurosurgeon, WellStar Health System, Atlanta, GA

Class of 2016


Shane Abdunnur, M.D.

Bachelor of Science in Biology: University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia
Medical School: Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia
Current Position: Neurosurgeon, SpineNevada, Reno, Nevada

Victor Lo, M.D., M.P.H.

Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience: University of California, Los Angeles, California
Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
Fellowship: Complex Spine Fellowship, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
Current Position: Neurosurgeon, UTHealth Neurosciences, Houston, TX

Class of 2015


Yoshua Esquenazi, M.D.

Medical School: University of Anahuac, Mexico City, Mexico
Surgical Internship: Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota
Residency: Neurosurgery, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas
Fellowship: Neurosurgical Oncology, Sloan-Kettering, New York City, New York
Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas

Sean Meiner, M.D.

Bachelor of Science in Biology: University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Medical School: The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas
Surgical Internship: The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas
Residency: Neurosurgery, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas
Current Position: Navy Neurosurgeon, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii